On Earth as It Is in Heaven?

Sea Levels Rising – Climate Change Art

***Atlantis in modern interpretation and why frames have such an impact on wall art

  OK, I admit my question is a bit unexpected. “On Earth as It Is in Heaven?” Sounds uncomfortable, doesn’t it?
We strive to create ourselves ideal homes, lives and cities. We look towards that heavenly perfection. Yet we hypocritically disregard Nature’s desperate calls for help. The environment is neglected, we pollute it in every possible way and then we wonder about all the climate changes.
This is my modern Atlantis, the lost city under the sea. With ocean levels rising, our coastal areas begin to see the effects of the global warming.

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 It might help me buy a new brush once in a year.

Real or Surreal?

Where do we cross the boundaries between reality and sur-reality? Are we already there or did we just imagine this?

The Frame is an Open Gate

An open gate to another world. Real or surreal? You decide.
The gate can be sumptuous, luxurious, or it can be a simple, rustic door. It depends on you, on the artwork, and it depends on the room. Think of how you would match your entrance door to your house.

Here is an example of how to match a picture frame:

  • In this picture, I used a wide silver frame, that expands on the white and grays inside the artwork.
  • A thinner strip borders the frame in a darker gray, keeping the light colors together.
  • The light blue mat inside the frame matches the wall color, a light blue-gray, keeping the picture “grounded” to its surroundings.
  • The color scheme of the art (predominantly blue) makes a nice complementary pair with the deep Sienna red of the sofa. So this was just a simple idea of how you can pick on different aspects from inside and outside your artwork, that you can relate to.

Another option is a narrow, rustic natural wood border. That is sometimes all you need for an artwork. Wood enhances the look of bold colors.

All these frame options are available at my FineArtAmerica store, plus a ton of matching mats, in different sizes and paper textures. Check them out.

Small Art Prints

For small, intimate corners that need some love, smaller artworks look great. Picture frames, again, are like gates to that special world. 

Go Large Scale

Print large scale artworks to fit into open concept rooms, corporate spaces and any large room that needs an imposing wall art. 

Artsy Coffee Mug

A fancy coffee mug can make a statement on your work desk.

  A lot of my surrealist paintings are created with a dominant blue color palette. Blue is a soothing, dream-inducing color. I wrote a bit more about the hidden psychology of blue in THIS article. If you’re into decorating your home with blue hues, grab this FREE chart with colors that go with BLUE. 

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